Fuel TV has made last night’s “Countdown to UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar” free to view on their official youtube page ahead of both men rematching for the UFC lightweight Title this Saturday at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Unlike their first meeting, which took place at UFC 144 in Japan this passed February, it is Benson Henderson who walks into the octagon carrying the championship. Frankie Edgar now looks to take revenge on the man who wrested the title from him in the “Smooth” one.
Unlike most UFC countdowns, which largely focus on training camps, this countdown focuses heavily on their first match-up, with each man scoring the bout. Their instant classic from UFC: Japan is placed under a microscope. The special also focused on Ben Henderson’s newfound fame, especially in his mother’s native South Korea. Also chronicled is Frankie Edgar’s title history, which shines a bright light on the series of rematches he underwent with both B.J. Penn and Grey Maynard, which saw the Jersey native undefeated in rematches.
While it remains to be seen whether or not both men can recapture the magic of their first bout, this countdown special did an admirable job at making the rematch seem promising, largely based on the excitement their first fight delivered.